Welcome to the Department of Biology
Our school has preserved collections of insects, birds and plants. These on-going collections are a valuable resource for assessment of the impacts of environmental changes.
John Wesley Powel and Dale Birkenholz Natural History Collections
Collections from 1867 of vertebrates including: fish, herps, birds and mamals. For more information see Dr. Capparella's website who is the curator of this collection.
Entomological Research Collection
A diversity collection of invertebrates
George S. Vasey ISU Herbarium
Collection of over 50,000 specimens of plants dating back to 1859. For more information see Dr. Armstrong's website who is the curator of this collection